PM Stories

Inside Trump and Barr’s Last-Minute Killing Spree Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica

The Death Penalty’s Other Victims Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Judge delays execution of only woman on US death row Michael Balsamo, AP News

Ruling on Woman on Death Row Puts Her Execution in Doubt Bryan Pietsch, New York Times

Newly Elected Prosecutors Are Challenging the Death Penalty Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

Los Angeles’ New District Attorney Eliminated Cash Bail. Judges and Prosecutors Are Pushing Back. Lil Kalish, Mother Jones

Correctional Facilities Are COVID-19 Hot Spots. Why Don’t They Get Vaccine Priority? Becky Sullivan and Ari Shapiro, NPR

‘It Has Been Life-Threatening’: Lawsuits Detail COVID Conditions, Question Why More Prisoners Aren’t Released Amid Virus Surge Deborah Becker, WBUR

Op-ed: Indiana prison coronavirus cases have been exploding. They won’t stay there. Kelsey Kauffman and Alex Roehrkasse, Indianapolis Star

Colorado begins vaccinating prison workers as coronavirus spreads Patty Nieberg and Colleen Slevin, Colorado Sun

How Public Defenders Rocked Las Vegas Judge Elections Sam Mellins, The Appeal

How a Man Serving Life Without Parole for $20 of Weed Gained His Freedom Tana Ganeva, The Intercept

Anatomy of a Crime Tristan Ahtone, Texas Observer

AM Stories

How Do AG Candidates Stand on Criminal Justice Reform? The Crime Report

As Biden zeroes in on attorney general pick, some worry one contender is too moderate on criminal justice issues Matt Zapotosky and Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post

Trump pardoned us. But pardons don’t replace criminal justice reform. Christopher 2X and Topeka K. Sam, Washington Post

Trump’s Pardons Make the Unimaginable Real Tim Naftali, The Atlantic

The man behind the machine Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi, Tampa Bay Times

How Cities Lost Control of Police Discipline Kim Barker, Michael H. Keller, and Steve Eder, New York Times

Republicans just voted to defund the police Dana Milbank, Washington Post

Defund the police? Oakland’s budget shortfall could force cuts Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle

End the Cops’ Cannibalization of Our Budgets Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

When Police Surveillance Meets the ‘Internet of Things’ Ángel Díaz, Brennan Center for Justice

Potential jurors in George Floyd case are asked if they support defunding police, amid concerns about ‘fair and safe’ trial Holly Bailey, Washington Post

Unarmed Black man fatally shot by Columbus police officer responding to noise complaint Bethany Bruner, Columbus Dispatch

‘The Pain Never Leaves’: The Promise and Tragedy of Aamir Griffin Kevin Armstrong, Sports Illustrated